Crystal Renay is an American actress known for her television appearances. She is in news due to her re-marriage with Ne-Yo after filling for divorce. Apart from this, she is an entrepreneur, former model and author. She is best known for appearing on the reality TV show called The Platinum Life. Before appearing on the show The Platinum Life, she attended the BET channel reality show About the Business. Renay gained her widespread limelight after marrying famed singer-songwriter Ne-Yo.
The wedding was a huge hit on social media and turned the stars into internet sensations. This also allowed Renay to develop her career in culinary shows. She is often seen as aspiring people in her culinary show via her YouTube channel called Crystal’s Creations.
Crystal Renay was born on September 18, 1986 making her age about 36 in 2022. She is of mixed ethnicity, handsome American, Italian, African and Hispanic descent. She was raised with her grandmother in Fort Myers, Florida, where she began working to earn a living from a young age.
Crystal worked in the medical field and then tried her hand at modeling. To support her modeling career, she relocated and settled in Los Angeles in 2011, where she started receiving various modeling offers.
Crystal Renay career
In 2016, Renay got a chance to work on the reality TV show titled About the Business. She worked on the reality show alongside fellow actresses Eva Marcille, marketing executive Danielle Crawley, celebrity stylist EJ King and talent manager Sparkle Holmes.
After a year in 2017 she got another chance to show her performance on TV with reality show The Platinum Life which highlighted 7 women including Renay.
The following year, she appeared on the most-watched talk show The Real, where she starred alongside singer-songwriter Ne-Yo and his girlfriend (now ex) Monyetta Shaw.
Renay rose to tremendous popularity in August 2015 when she was reportedly dating famed singer Shaffer Chimere Smith, better known by his stage name Ne-Yo. That same year, Renay announced that she would be publishing a book detailing her relationship with famed star Ne-Yo.
Crystal Renay Biography
|Real name||Crystal Renay|
|Date of birth||September 18, 1986|
|Age (as of 2022)||35 years|
|Place of birth||Fort Myers, Fla., USA|
|Height||in feet inches – 5′ 6” – in centimeters – 168 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 62kg – in pounds – 136 pounds|
|shoe size||8 (USA)|
|eye color||dark brown|
Crystal Renay Family
|Is she lesbian?||no|
|children||Roman Alexander-Raj Smith, Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr.|
Crystal Renay met Ne-Yo in 2015, after which she began getting leads in the entertainment industry and modeling. Crystal got the chance to work for him as a model on one of his albums. Soon their business relationship turned into a real connection.
Later in September 2015, Ne-Yo announced that he is engaged to model Crystal Renay. Regarding the speculation, Renay said that Ne-Yo proposed to her while she was asking the questions in a hotel room. Not only that, Ne-Yo brought Crystal with a lavish $1 million Los Angeles mansion. The couple later exchanged marriage rituals on February 20, 2016 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
The couple soon welcomed their first child — a son who was named Shaffer Chimere Smith. Shaffer was born on March 15, 2016. Later, on June 14, 2018, the couple gave birth to their second son, named Roman Alexander-Raj Smith. On the other hand, Ne-Yo has an ex-girlfriend with whom he has two children, namely Madilyn Grace Smith and Mason Evan Smith.
After Renay and Ne-Yo’s wedding, speculation arose that Renay and Ne-Yo’s ex-girlfriend’s relationship was not healthy. But Renay came to cover the speculation in one of her interviews, saying that everything is fine between the two and that they get along well. They had a warm relationship and respected each other.
Crystal, who used to enjoy working with the whole family on culinary videos on her YouTube channel, divorced longtime boyfriend and husband Ne-Yo in March 2020. Since then, nothing seemed to be right between the couple. They trained together for their relationship and Ne-Yo popped the question again while on his knees a second time. Crediting the pandemic for saving his marriage, Ne-Yo went again on April 24, 2022 to share the rituals of marriage with all of their guests.
Crystal Renay Net Worth
Crystal Renay is a passionate reality star. She has indulged in cooking while taking care of her two children. You can see her talking about cooking food and mixing the spices with different flavors on her YouTube channel called Crystal’s Creations. She is a former model, reality star, TV personality and young mother of two teenagers. It is certain that she has to earn a lot because of her connection with the television world. Also her husband Ne-Yo is a sensational star who is a singer and songwriter. Both personalities add up to have a billionaire income for themselves.